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Kinectrics Opens First Alpha Dosimetry Facility in Canada

May 14, 2012

Kinectrics' recently completed Alpha Dosimetry Lab--the first independent licensed facility of its kind in Canada--has commenced operations to provide bioassay analysis of samples from nuclear power workers. The data compiled will be used to better predict the potential level of alpha dose received by workers during the refurbishment and maintenance activities related to nuclear reactors in Canada.

The Kinectrics Alpha Dosimetry Lab is capable of analyzing both urine and fecal samples to the detection limits required by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and / or by administrative limits.

The new lab can handle more than 5,000 urine samples per year (approximately 25 per day) for screening purposes during an event or during major shifts in personnel. Several hundred fecal samples per year can be processed for cases which warrant further investigation.